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Roo or Pullet??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kelzp77, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. kelzp77

    kelzp77 Out Of The Brooder

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    8 week old French Blue Copper Maran:

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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    With that much comb/wattle at eight weeks, I'd vote cockerel.
     
  3. kelzp77

    kelzp77 Out Of The Brooder

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    :( Thank you!! lol
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yup, that's a cockerel.
     
  5. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. kelzp77

    kelzp77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone! Looks like I'll be finding a new home for the little guy. :(
     
  7. Back2Roots

    Back2Roots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any experience with the Marans breed, but I keep looking at the hackle feathers and they seem more rounded than narrow and pointed, which leads me to think that maybe it could be a pullet with a fast growing comb.
    If it were mine, I would hold off a bit longer before re-homing, just to be sure.
     
  8. kelzp77

    kelzp77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh fingers crossed!!! Any idea of how long I should wait?
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Cockerel
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The feather differences that come with gender really aren't apparent at this point - the hackle and saddle feathers would be coming in over the next few weeks. It isn't about the size of the comb (ie fast growing), but the color as well.
     

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